Sihanoukville Highlights of Silhanoukville Excursion Reviews

Silhanoukville is an industrial port in Cambodia and all but the most seasoned travelers would do best to explore it via guided tour like a Highlights of Silhanoukville excursion that will take you to sites like the casinos, Ream National Park and the many pristine beaches located in the province.
March 9, 2019 Sihanoukville NCL Jewel South East Asia March 4, 2019 We disembarked in ...
Sail Date: March 2019
March 9, 2019 Sihanoukville NCL Jewel South East Asia March 4, 2019 We disembarked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia with a very open mind, knowing full well that we will not have the same comfort and luxury that we are used to, that we ... Read More
March 9, 2019 Sihanoukville NCL Jewel South East Asia March 4, 2019 We disembarked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia with a very open mind, knowing full well that we will not have the same comfort and luxury that we are used to, that we often take for granted. There was a money exchange kiosk setup just for cruise passengers. One could only hate this place or fall for it, no in-between. Those who do not like this port will even be more so, with the exorbitant visa fees that NCL charges. This is a country where cruise tourism is a relatively new phenomenon, and it shows in its rustic port, transportation facilities and the environment. The economy is therefore very dependent on tourism as new infrastructure are popping up at a rapid pace. We had booked a private tour by Tuk Tuk for 5-6 hours with www.sihanoukvilleguideservice.com, with the full amount payable to the guide at the end of the tour. Aya, our guide is also the owner, speaks perfect English, and picked us up at 8.30am, just outside gate 01 about 800m from the ship. NCL provides a shuttle from Port to the city for $15 pp. What NCL did not advertise was a free shuttle from Port to Gate 01. As we had a 6-yr old with us, Aya substituted our Tuk Tuk with a vehicle, fully air-conditioned. There was Aya, the driver and the three of us. We later realised that most roads that we drove on were not asphalted such that there was considerable amount of dust that we would have otherwise been subjected to. We visited the Phsar Leu Market, Phsar Leu Pagoda, Kbal Chhay Waterfall, the Starfish Bakery & Cafe for a cold beer, the beautiful Otres beach and went back to Phsar Leu Market, at our request, to have a bite and to complete our shopping. Aya was a wealth of information and one can only see Cambodia, through the eyes of a local. A percentage of her earnings go towards the children's foundation. Our hearts melted at the will power of the people trying hard to revolver from the state of their country in order to rebuild their future. This will be a long journey and we cannot turn our back on them. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tumnuk Rolok Fishing Port, Phsar Leu Central Market, Wat Leu Pagoda, Independence Monument, Kbal ...
Sail Date: October 2018
Tumnuk Rolok Fishing Port, Phsar Leu Central Market, Wat Leu Pagoda, Independence Monument, Kbal Chhay Waterfall, beautiful, white sandy beach. While the tour was very interesting, visitors need to be prepared for a very poor, dirty, ... Read More
Tumnuk Rolok Fishing Port, Phsar Leu Central Market, Wat Leu Pagoda, Independence Monument, Kbal Chhay Waterfall, beautiful, white sandy beach. While the tour was very interesting, visitors need to be prepared for a very poor, dirty, trash-filled experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I'm glad I took this to get an overview.
Sail Date: January 2018
I'm glad I took this to get an overview. It was well balanced in that you see beach, temple, market life and the fishing village. I would have not wanted to travel these areas alone and the distances were long. Begging children and ... Read More
I'm glad I took this to get an overview. It was well balanced in that you see beach, temple, market life and the fishing village. I would have not wanted to travel these areas alone and the distances were long. Begging children and dogs with broken legs and mange were hard to see but not unexpected. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good overview of the area and lifestyle of the people.
Sail Date: December 2017
Good overview of the area and lifestyle of the people.
Good overview of the area and lifestyle of the people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Booked with cruise critic friends.
Sail Date: September 2016
Booked with cruise critic friends. We loved the waterfall area and watching the locals having fun
Booked with cruise critic friends. We loved the waterfall area and watching the locals having fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good exposure to the different sides of the city, still showing the scars of a brutal past.
Sail Date: August 2016
Good exposure to the different sides of the city, still showing the scars of a brutal past. Market visit was confronting with the number of child beggars
Good exposure to the different sides of the city, still showing the scars of a brutal past. Market visit was confronting with the number of child beggars Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises Australia
When you give a tour, it is to show off the best of the country and not the worst.
Sail Date: April 2016
When you give a tour, it is to show off the best of the country and not the worst. It was almost as if we were going from one pile of rubbish to another. The chapel was filthy.The temple was overrun with dirty begging children who had ... Read More
When you give a tour, it is to show off the best of the country and not the worst. It was almost as if we were going from one pile of rubbish to another. The chapel was filthy.The temple was overrun with dirty begging children who had flies spinning around them. They were beautiful,but filthy. The 'monk' who blessed us for good health and long life was just 11 years old. He performed like a robot. Stray dogs and children followed us around. couldn't wait to get on the bus. Once on, I told my husband I didn't think I would be getting off the bus again, I was disgusted. Wherever we went we were surrounded by trash and litter. The next stop was a local house and my husband said it was filthy, and unsafe with loose floor boards. But there was the mandatory garbage all around. Off to the school. We were told to bring little things for the kids, so I bought many items, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, stickers, crayons. At this point there were many people who wouldn't leave the fly ridden bus. My husband gave the supplies to the headmaster. The guide questioned him as to why he didn't give it directly to the children. His response was he didn't want them to keep hounding him for more and try to re-sell the goods to others, he wanted it put to good use in the classrooms. Again the children were filthy and the school was surrounded by garbage. A woman across from the bus was cooking on an outdoor stove, and in between stirring, she was busy picking nits (lice) out of the children's hair. On to yet another temple, then to a beautiful beach. We were offered drinks from a soda machine, not a can. Nobody wanted to drink it for fear it was made with local water. Thankfully, I asked early and was able to leave and get back to the ship tender an hour before my tour was supposed to end. Riding back to the bus in a crowded tender was the best time I had that day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
This was an eye opener, if only to see the real Cambodia.
Sail Date: February 2016
This was an eye opener, if only to see the real Cambodia. We went to a school, temples and a beach resort. So many aspects to this country which is still trying to find it's feet. Enough to make you want to come back and discover more.
This was an eye opener, if only to see the real Cambodia. We went to a school, temples and a beach resort. So many aspects to this country which is still trying to find it's feet. Enough to make you want to come back and discover more. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had a most interesting day visiting a village and home plus a school before visiting Bhudist ...
Sail Date: February 2016
We had a most interesting day visiting a village and home plus a school before visiting Bhudist Temple. Our guide was lovely gentleman who had lived through Khomer Rouge period and was educated by the monks on his return after fleeing ... Read More
We had a most interesting day visiting a village and home plus a school before visiting Bhudist Temple. Our guide was lovely gentleman who had lived through Khomer Rouge period and was educated by the monks on his return after fleeing with his family. Both his parents and grand parents where killed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
not bad saw most of the town and the temples
Sail Date: February 2016
not bad saw most of the town and the temples
not bad saw most of the town and the temples Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
A great taste of Cambodia its people and what could be seen in Silhanoukville
Sail Date: January 2016
A great taste of Cambodia its people and what could be seen in Silhanoukville
A great taste of Cambodia its people and what could be seen in Silhanoukville Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We arranged a group tour amoungst other cruisers and it was very good and enjoyable
Sail Date: January 2016
We arranged a group tour amoungst other cruisers and it was very good and enjoyable
We arranged a group tour amoungst other cruisers and it was very good and enjoyable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises